JO Pavey returns to the streets of the capital for her first race since the London Marathon with the BUPA 10,000m today.
It was six weeks ago that the Bristol & West AC life member made a successful debut over the marathon distance covering the 26.2 miles in 2hrs 28mins 24secs to earn a place in the Great Britain team for the World Championships in South Korea.
Since then Pavey, who is now splitting her time between west London and her new home in Tiverton, has made a good recovery and while she won’t be in top shape for a quick time she is looking forward to racing again.
“I am pleased I did not end up injured after the London marathon and I have recovered pretty well with no niggles or problems at all,” said Pavey.
“After taking time to recover I have had limited time to do the sessions I would like to do before a 10k but it will be nice to get back out there and race again.
“I am really looking forward to the race.”
Monday’s race, which incorporates the UK Athletics Championships, has attracted a top British line-up including world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe in what will be her first race of the year.
“It will be good to see Paula out racing again,” added Pavey.
The race is offering extensive prize money for British athletes with £2000 for the top man and woman and cash awards stretching down to tenth place.